Lamb Stew

I've never followed a recipe for making Lamb or Beef Stew. I mean to say ... Stew is just one of those things that 'mum always made', and you flour some meat, brown it off, onions, chuck in the veg, stock, simmer, blah blah blah.

But yesterday, Katie was making dinner so she checked out a couple of Stew recipes for ideas. I have to say, it was the nicest stew I think I've ever eaten. It was still a basic, old-fashioned stew, but it was well seasoned, had some red wine, garlic, and a tin of tomatoes in it. Into the slow cooker it went, tempting me for the rest of day with the aroma.

I then made dumplings and chucked them in for the last half-hour or so.

Just like Mama used to make!

Oh boy, it was delicious.

Mashed potatoes and Stew.... there just aint much to beat it on a winter's day.

Dumplings recipe:

4oz/100g Self Raising flour
2oz/50g shredded suet
Salt and Pepper

(I doubled the recipe, and I was making it in the slow cooker, so it had been cooking for more than 2 hours)
  • In a large baking bowl mix the flour with the suet and a pinch of salt. Add 3 tbsp cold water and stir. If the dough is dry add more water until you have a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  • Divide the dough into 8 and shape into balls with floured hands. Leave to one side.
  • After the stew has cooked for 2 hours, remove the lid, check the seasoning and add salt or pepper to taste, then add the dumplings, cover with the lid and cook for a further 20 minutes. Serve hot.


  1. You are right about stew. I love stew. It wasn't until recently that someone told me she put dumplings on top. My mouth started watering. It sounds fabulous and your picture just sealed it for me. Yummy!

  2. Someday, either I'm going over there, or you're coming over here, and you are going to teach me how to cook lamb. This looks delicious! BTW wish you actually could be here today, Mountain Momma and her family will be here visiting today. We will take pics and share details in the next post.

  3. Yummy. My mouth is watering just from looking at your photograph.

  4. Looks delicious! I can almost smell it through the screen! :)

  5. Oh wow, that is how i cook too, just from looking over mum's shoulder!! Glad she had 4 children too so my quantities are spot on. Greetings from a fellow mummy of 4, down in Australia, how do you do?? Love Posie

  6. I'm at a loss when fixing lamb so I need more info! Especially since our flock is getting ready to expand. If you want to share the lamb stew directions just email. thanks!

  7. Ah! To live in a country where one has access to suet! Do you know how hard it is to find in the country of Texas?

    I'm going to have to try adding dumplings (gluten free ones) in my next stew!


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